Missing Virginia man’s body found in trunk of car after Miami crash
MIAMI, Fla. – A single-car crash turns up a gruesome discovery for Florida Highway Patrol after an accident on the Palmetto Expressway on Sunday. Robert Avery Coltrain, 25, of Spotsylvania, Va., identified himself to troopers as the driver and the only person in the 2009 Silver Acura RL. According to an arrest report, FHP said they smelled a “foul odor” coming from the car, which had Virginia tags and was registered to Coltrain. While removing property from the car, Coltrain retrieved a gun case, telling troopers that the firearm belonged to him. There they found a body wrapped in a piece of fabric and in an “advanced stage of decomposition.”After an investigation, FHP identified 25-year-old Brian Trotter as the victim.